1. Top 15 NFL Rookies to Watch in Training Camp

    The start of training camps in the NFL is an undoubtedly cheery time, mostly because football is back, the slates are wiped clean for all 32 teams, and everyone believes they have a chance at putting together a championship season...

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  2. Top Candidates for Contract Extensions Ahead of the 2015 NFL Season

    The month-and-a-half left before the start of the 2015 season leaves a sizable window for NFL teams to sign looming free agents—whose deals expire after next season—to new contract extensions...

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  3. Projecting Which NFL Starters Will Lose Their Starting Jobs in Training Camp

    A number of starting jobs will be won and lost when training camps finally open around the NFL later this month and into August...

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  4. Rams Continue OL Overhaul with Selection of Isaiah Battle in Supplemental Draft

    The St. Louis Rams continued their youth movement along the offensive line Thursday, selecting Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL supplemental draft...

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  5. Power Ranking NFL Defensive Line Depth Charts

    Nothing is more important to playing winning football on defense than controlling the line of scrimmage, a job delegated to the gladiators positioned along the defensive line...

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  6. Ranking the Impact of Top RB Additions Made This NFL Offseason

    An unusual number of high-profile running backs changed teams during the 2015 NFL offseason. The league's rushing champ took big money from a division rival. The 2013 rushing champ was dealt for a linebacker coming off ACL surgery...

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  7. Previewing the NFL's 25 Biggest Training Camp Battles

    Organized team activities are in the books. Minicamps are completed. Summer vacation has officially arrived for the 32 NFL franchises...

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  8. Potential Breakout NFL Stars Nobody Is Talking About

    Part of the appeal to the new NFL season is the potential for a number of players to break out as stars. Every year produces a new crop. While some breakout players can be seen from a million miles away, others are less apparent...

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  9. Predicting NFL's Biggest 2015 Disappointments at Every Position

    The undeniable optimism of the summer months—when fans of all 32 NFL teams believe in the best-case scenarios—must eventually meet the harsh reality of another long, hard season...

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  10. The 8 Most Useless Stats in Today's Ever-Evolving NFL

    The NFL isn't the megaindustry it is today without the help of statistics. The numbers of the game help provide context and understanding for coaches, media and fans alike, while ...

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  11. Impressive NFL OTA Performances We Can't Ignore

    There is an understandable temptation to overreact to the happenings of organized team activities (OTAs)—voluntary, non-contact exercises held months before the start of the regular season...

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  12. NFL's Richest: Ranking the Active $100 Million Contracts

    On Tuesday, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton became the 11th active player in the NFL to sign a contract worth at least $100 million. His five-year extension is worth $103...

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  13. Highlighting the NFL's Most Complete RB Stables Entering 2015

    At least part of the reason why today's NFL has devalued the running back stems from the versatility that teams now seek at the position...

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  14. The Timeline Doesn't Lie: Adrian Peterson's Holdout Was Doomed from the Start

    An NFL player without any sort of leverage on his side went into a holdout situation and lost. Months of increasingly ridiculous speculation and public demands predictably ended in said player returning to the team empty-handed...

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  15. NFL Youngsters Ready to Fill Shoes of Departed Big-Name Veterans

    The continuous cycle of young players replacing the old provides the horsepower behind every roster-building enterprise in the NFL . Veterans depart teams every single offseason, whether by choice or otherwise...

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  16. Most Improved Offenses of the 2015 NFL Offseason

    A look at the NFL 's most improved defenses of the 2015 offseason requires a complementary examination of the other side of the ball. Several teams have also used free agency and the draft to get better on offense...

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  17. Could Tyrod Taylor Legitimately Become the Buffalo Bills' Starting QB?

    The Buffalo Bills are planning to use the summer to stage a genuinely wide-open competition at the quarterback position...

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  18. Most Improved Defenses of the 2015 NFL Offseason

    An improved defense can make all the difference in the NFL from year to year. Just look at the Detroit Lions, who won 11 games after jumping 12 spots to No. 3 in scoring defense last season...

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  19. Highlighting NFL's Most Important Position Battles Heading into OTAs

    The start of organized team activities represents the opening stages for the many positional battles ready to be waged around the NFL ...

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  20. Bringing Back Brandon Spikes Gives Patriots Much-Needed Depth at LB

    In search of veteran linebacker depth behind two rehabbing starters, the New England Patriots brought back a familiar face with a fondness for terrorizing opponents' running games...

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  21. Ranking the NFL's Top QB/RB/WR Trios

    In football, the three most glamorous and celebrated positions on the field are typically quarterback, running back and receiver...

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  22. Will the Bears' Switch to a 3-4 Defense Revitalize Jared Allen's Career?

    Just months following the least productive season of his NFL career, Chicago Bears edge-rusher Jared Allen is attempting to learn a new position for a style of defense he's never played...

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  23. Is Rookie WR Tyler Lockett the Seahawks' New Golden Tate?

    The similarities between the recently departed free agent and incoming draft pick are undeniable. Their individual skill sets are too close—and the price paid for the replacement too high—for anything but the obvious to be true...

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  24. How Matt Kalil Can Salvage His Free-Falling Career with the Vikings in 2015

    The roller-coaster career of Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil is entering its most important stretch, and the former No. 4 overall pick is now doing everything he can to make sure his body cooperates for the ride...

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  25. Are the Vikings the NFL's Strongest Dark-Horse Playoff Team in 2015?

    The Minnesota Vikings had just finished an encouraging seven-win season under first-year head coach Mike Zimmer and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater , but the self-congratulating was on hold...

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